Jul 22 2007

Alerters on Charts: Part I

Categories: Full Client, Report Techniques, Variables! Dave Rathbun @ 12:28 pm

The Challenge

Officially there is no way to put an alerter on a chart. Yet some time back I was challenged by a client to create a line chart that was green if the overall trend was up, and red if the overall trend was down. This chart appeared in a sectioned report so there was a different chart for each section value. Possible? It turns out that there was an answer that works. With minor changes it works in both the desktop and the web products as well.

The eFashion database and universe are used in this demonstration.

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